Could somebody explain in simple terms the system of ‘senior’ and ‘junior’ cabin crew in the US?
If, for example, I am a new cabin crew member for an American carrier how long would it take before being able to climb the seniority ladder?
What in simple terms is the difference between a ‘senior’ versus a ‘junior’ base?
I did read somewhere that with some carriers as a new cabin crew member you may not even fly regularly for the first few years as you would be on constant ‘stand by’!
Do you have any choice in where you are based or is it at the carrier’s discretion? E.g. If I lived in New York would that be where I could expect to be based?
The BA Mixed Fleet crews work a variety of both long and short haul routes, why could this type of system not work in the US?
The reason I ask the question is that I have done several TATL flight over the past year and it is obvious that BA and LH have a good mix of both young and older cabin crew whilst long haul flights on American carriers seem to have a much more senior (older) cabin crew.
[Edited 2011-12-14 03:15:35]